‘The man with the greatest originality of thought and power of execution, bold in his plans but right’.

Daniel Gooch, 1859

 

 

Now both our children leave in Bristol we seem to be spending a lot of our leisure time driving up the motorway ! It’s no hardship as the city has everything a photographer could want or need.

 

 

 

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It has some wonderful green areas. This is the beginning of what is known as The. Downs, but Bristol has so many green spots and vantage points.

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The wonderful Clifton Suspension Bridge designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. it spans the Avon Gorge and  took 33 years to build. Brunel was a great engineer,  a visionary,  a man willing to take chances. In 2002 the BBC ran a programme called 100 Greatest Britons, Brunel was second, only Winston Churchill beat him and William Shakespeare was fourth ! If you want to learn more here is a link about the history.

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On a beautiful Autumn day you can’t beat the view.

 

 

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The area known as Clifton is considered the most desirable, elegant and upmarket with lots of classy, independent shops.

 

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It has the Clifton Arcade which is full of little independents one off shops.

 

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And finally one of the many scrapbook pages I have created about this wonderful city. Supplies by Anna Aspnes.

 

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5 thoughts on “Autumn in Clifton

  1. Bridges are simply amazing to me. Being the engineer or architect to design and get one built is beyond my comprehension…so much knowledge and information is needed. Love the bridge here – it is quite beautiful! And your arcade with the pretty buntings…I love the festiveness, and the balcony windows/doors – gorgeous! Enjoy your visits there and I look forward to seeing more of the area!

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  2. I that bridge! I recently saw it in a period television drama I was watching. It’s an amazing structure – at first I wasn’t sure if it was real or just a movie set! Bristol looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  3. I love all of these shots, that bridge is amazing. I feel ours are mostly very boring here. The chance to adventure is great for the photographer in so many ways.

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